|Quoting JakTrax (Reply 6):|
b) Get stuck in to some old files while waiting for the sun and risk my ratio going down a bit.
Now I prefer to do the latter,
Although the acceptance criteria are somewhat lower for very old scans, it is still hard to get them accepted! But, when they are accepted it is most rewarding! I recently made top of last 24 hrs with an old slide scan, but - if I remember correctly - it was my 5th or even 6th upload attempt of that shot
. For most scans, however, it remains a fight against the grain and unsharpness... This has - of course - an effect on the acceptance ration (mine is fluctuating between about 80 and 30 %). Although I am not really bothered about the ratio, it does have an effect when the available upload slots decrease (although I almost never use my complete set of slots).
Another aspect, which to me might have an impact on upload behaviour, is the "double rule". This is a limiting factor which has an impact on upload behaviour. Im my own case, I sometimes still try to upload a shot (even when knowing it is a double according to A.net standard rules) when I think it is a different enough motiv (which I then try to explain to the screeners). I have been successful once (via appeal), but in most cases, the results are a "NOA
Double". If one would apply this to the possibility to upload a creative shot, it would either mean that the creative would be classed as a double if the photographer has already a shot of the same aircraft, taken on the same day and - because of the light conditions - mostly from the same side. On the other hand, if the creative shot would have been uploaded first and on condition of acceptance, this would prevent same photographer uploading another "normal" shot of the same aircraft. Given that most photgraphers don't like rejections, it is most likely that the normal shot is always uploaded first. Afterwards, knowing the double rule, it prevents uploading another shot.
So, if the double rule could be relaxed (i.e. creative shots - and in my case rare & oldies - not being added up), it could bring more interesting shots into the database.
These are just my thoughts...
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